Following a ski accident just four days ago when rock and roll legend Sonny Bono smashed into a tree at the Heavenly Ski Resort on South Lake Tahoe, MSNBC brings to you the sorrowful coverage of his last rites. This features the full funeral mass at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Palm Springs, including eulogies by Cher, California Governor Pete Wilson, House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and political mentor Bruce Herschensohn. Plus, the burial at Desert Memorial Park, additional statements, public opinion and reactions.
Welcome to Famous Grave Tours. Thanks for joining me as I visit the cemeteries, graves, memorials and final resting places of the famous people who have touched our lives. From movie stars to world leaders, from those whose died before their time, to those who lived to be centenarians–they may be gone, but they’re not forgotten.
Today, I’m taking a tour of the Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleums, in San Diego, California, where I’ll share with you such stars as Wizard of Oz Munchkins Johnny and Marie J. Maroldo, silent actor and uncredited Keystone Kop, Walter E. Bystrom, Entrepreneur Sol Price and others. Plus, I’ll visit the memorials to the American Legion, Canada Legion, and the San Diego Fire Department.
Since this cemetery is having a special Father’s Day event, I’d like to wish all fathers, buried and interred here, a happy Fathers Day!
Here is a list of the famous people, buried or interred in the cemetery grounds or one of the Mausoleums, that I was not able to find or visit on my cemetery tour today: Victor Buono, Cory David Rand, and Harold Bell Wright.
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Greenwood Memorial Park and Mortuary
Address: 4300 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92113
Phone: (619) 450-1479
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I finally found the grave site of actress, singer, dancer and comedian Betty Hutton in Desert Memorial Park, in Cathedral City, California, which is located in the greater Palm Springs desert area.
Hutton is buried in the same section as singer Sonny Bono, 1930s leading lady Marian Marsh, TV cowboy Chris Alcaide and TV theme song composer Earle Hagen.
In a way, it was like visiting old friends, but I feel like I got to know each of them just a little bit better, by visiting their final resting places. They may be gone, but they’re not forgotten.
If you decide to visit them in person, below is the cemetery address and contact information:
Desert Memorial Park
Address: 31705 da Vall Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234
Phone: (760) 328-3316
Clarksville, Tennessee lost Mrs. Winner’s Chicken and Biscuits on Riverside Drive in 2010. Tragically it was replaced by the inferior Church’s Chicken.
Ever since our loss, we’ve missed the waffles, biscuits, greens, potatoes and gravy, chicken (of course), and most of all…sweet tea.
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~ Rest In Peace Demarkus ~
A video slideshow of Demarkus Jamall Lukes & Family.
Demarkus Jamall Lukes July 27, 1989 – January 14, 2009 CUSSETA, GA — Demarkus Jamall Lukes, 19, of 108 Mattie Gary Road, Cusseta, GA, died Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at The Medical Center Hospital. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday at Central Baptist Church in Ellerslie, GA with Rev. Joseph McKelton officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery, according to Taylor Funeral Home, Phenix City, AL. Visitation is today from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Lukes was born July 27, 1989 in Bell County, TX, the son of Patti Tullie of Cusseta, GA and Jimmie Johnson of Columbus, GA. He was a construction worker. Survivors other than his parents include two brothers, James McKethan of Columbus, GA and Anthion Gable of Phenix City, AL; two sisters, Sierra Lukes of Cusseta, GA and Jicoby Thomas of Columbus, GA; maternal grandmother, Mary Joyce Rutherford of Harris County, GA; fiancee, Jessica of Cusseta, GA (along with their expectant baby boy); two nieces, Jakyra and Azariah; one nephew, Keontae; four uncles, four aunts, and a host of other relatives and friends.
A brief look into the many lives that Demarkus saved.
What a tremendous,remarkable deed & blessing
of life that keeps on giving!
1.)The gracious gift of Demarkus’ heart was transplanted into a 44 year old woman in Georgia. She is single and is a nurse. She is doing very well since her transplant and is grateful for a second chance at life.
2.)His liver was transplanted into a 47 year old gentleman from Georgia who works as a welder. He has one daughter and because of your gift will now be able to watch her grow up. He is recovering nicely since his surgery.
3.)Demarkus’ right kindney and pancreas was transplanted into a 50 year old woman.She had been on daily injections since she was very young.She is married and has three children.She had been on the waiting list since April 2008 awaiting this blessing.Her organs functioned immediately after surgery.
4.)His left kidney was transplanted into a two year old little girl who lives in Georgia.Her kidney is functioning great and she will now have the opportunity to grow up and live a happy and healthy life.
He left and saved lifes.He left and changed everyone’s lives.May God bless his mother,sister Sierra, brother Deshod & the whole entire family.May Patti find comfort, peace and strength in the midst of this devistating occurance.May all of our prayers combine for the family to endure and not loose sight and faith.
Physically there was a devistating loss,but spiritually we have NOT lost.He left with us all an abundance of wonderful memories & love that shall be cherished forever.Let us come together to celebrate this beautiful life that God has blessed us with.We love you Demarkus ♥.
& if you have a message/comment you would like to leave for him or his family
on his website-email it to the following address:
THANK YOU & GOD BLESS YOU & YOURS